I’m a sports management student at USM and for the most part I don’t like pay-to-play sports. I’d argue that they’re detrimental to the growth of the sport, target rich people, and ruin the fun nature of sports.
We’ve gotten to the point where we need caddies in professional disc golf.
That’s a bold statement Streeter. Why do you think that?
Well let’s start with the fact that disc golf seems to be unique at the moment. Ball golf has caddies and swing coaches at the professional level. As well as their own masseuses, and nutritionists. The swing coach works with a golfer off the course, and a caddy takes care of them while they’re on the course.
Disc golf doesn’t have a rule about which disc you can throw at any point on the course. You can putt with a driver and drive with a putter if you want. As long as it’s PDGA approved you can throw anything you want from anywhere on the course. This is one of my favorite things about the sport. Someone will throw a high speed driver, others, a putter off the tee. The variability of people’s skills is fun to watch.
The World Championships have come and gone in dramatic fashion. A huge congratulations to James Conrad and Catrina Allen who both played incredible golf all weekend. They are worthy and deserving champions. James notched his first world title to go alongside his USDGC title. Catrina became a 2x as she got only her 3rd win of the season. It’s been a week of excitement from start to finish.
Now that it’s over I’d like to look at the winners and losers from this weekend.
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